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Styrene Extreme Tips and tricks and working with sheet styrene for those ultimate custom builds!


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Old 04-14-2007, 03:33 PM
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i want to make a body like a truck can you guys guide me throught the process for the cab?it is for a ta02.i made one out of an icecream container but should this be easy for a begginer?
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It's easy if you have plastic-modeling experience.

I've been building them since about 1970, so anything to do with styrene is fairly easy for me. What it takes is patience. There's a huge difference between pulling the parts off a sprue, and making each one yourself. Plan on a month-long build, if you hit it for 3 hours a day.

Suggested reading: 635's Jeepster Commando and Freighters Ami projects, my Mini Moke project, and a few tutorials by Mike Villena.
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:21 PM
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I suggest buying extra plastic and pracitcing alot, I haven't done a body build because I'm not that great with the styrene work I have done (got better materials and tools now, so things are coming a little easier). One of the real keys is getting a good glue, and good glues don't come from a tube.
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